Will Smith Supports Wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s Oscar Boycott
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Following Jada Pinkett Smith’s call for a boycott of the “White Oscars,’’ her husband Will Smith has decided to wholeheartedly support her plea and announced the pair would not attend this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
The “Concussion” star told Good Morning America that he agrees with his wife when it comes to the problem of diversity in the motion picture industry, saying that they would be uncomfortable attending the show. He also admitted that he had no idea Jada would boycott Hollywood’s most prestigious awards ceremony but was ultimately proud of her decision.
Prominent black figures in showbiz are asking other blacks and minorities to boycott the Oscars because this is the second year in a row that all the nominees in the major categories are white.